DH and I have been noticing signs of a dog running loose around our subdivision lately. Particularly around our yard. There was a large pile of dog poop in our driveway one day, and things in my garden had been knocked over or dug up.
DH works a random schedule, where his shifts can involve him having a week day off, or working from 1:00-9:00 p.m. Yesterday he noticed the neighbor across and one house over had let their two dogs out and just left. They have a fully fenced back yard, but neighbor let them out the front door to run loose. DH rounded up the dogs, which were running around in our yard, and put them in the neighbor's fenced yard. As he was getting the second dog into the yard (it took him a while to catch that one), the neighbor returned. Apparently they've just been letting their dogs out to run loose around the subdivision during the way when they thought everyone was working. They used to let them out all the time, but someone called animal control on them and they appeared to have gotten better about keeping their dogs up. I guess now they've just been letting them run loose sneakily when they thought no one would catch them at it.
DH explained to him about the damage to our yard and the poop in the driveway and told him to please keep his dogs up during the day. Hopefully the neighbor will actually do it, because DH is talking about calling animal control next time (we have leash laws in our area and there are fines given if you've already been warned once about keeping your dogs up).